DSG (11505) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - SEP 18, 2009
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: FEB 11, 2010 [9/5/09] Bottle sample during LCRBM at Kulminator in Antwerp. Murky orange color. Grainy aroma. Very sweet and sugary flavor with grainy malt. Medium-bodied.
skortila (5239) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - SEP 9, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Aroma has yeast, some spicee and mandarin fruitiness. Hazy, orange coloured with not much head. The taste is a bit sweet and siruppy. It has manadarins and yeast in it. Some bitterness in the finish.
Probably rated a bit too early. I have a bottle left, so will rearate.
Bloekie (210) - BELGIUM - SEP 7, 2009
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This beer was one to remember, in my eyes! The palate was just so pretty balanced. It went from place to place, starting with the muskiness I just demand from something that calls itself a "saison". Then it went over a sour hill to a sweet plain field where your tastebuds could roam free for a while. Very, very nice!
bierkoning (12276) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - SEP 7, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Orange blonde, hazy. Yeast, madarin curacao liquor and stones in the aroma. Orange and loads of alcohol in the flavor. Flowers and cardemom. Too alcoholic and a bit out of balance. Therefore not my favorite from this rbewery.
dutchbeerpages (2215) - Wilnis, NETHERLANDS - SEP 6, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Another great one from the Molen. Quite limited, had it on tap at the Arendsnest. It’s amazing how many flavors these guys can fit into one beer.
yespr (40140) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - SEP 5, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33 cL bottle. Pours clear and golden deep orange to brown with a fully gone head. Aroma is breadish, cornish, grainy and slight roasted. Solid malty, roasted and caramelish. Lingering caramelish and roasted flavoured finish.
Earlier Rating: 5/25/2009 Total Score: 3.6
CBF09. From tap. Pours murky orange with a small white head. Yeasty and hoppy aroma. Sweet and slight peppery yeasty flavoured. Light yeasty spiced and yet crisp hoppy fruity and bitter. Sweet malt and bitter finish. Nice one.
stobbe74 (3789) - DENMARK - SEP 5, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at DØE Beerfestival 2009, Valby. Pours an unclear golden beer with an offwhite head. Both the aroma and flavor is banana and esters. The palate is sweet and slightly alcohol. Overall a powerfull beer.
Borresteijn (6319) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - AUG 29, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at ’t Arendsnest. Hazy orange colour, fluffy white head. Aroma of loads of doughy malts, spices and alcohol. Flavour is sweet, light lemony, spicy, malty, sweet fruity alcohol, light bitter finish. Medium to fullbodied.
altonbrownd (5502) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - AUG 20, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Bierkoning, sold to me by the man himself... Ton. Brewed in honor of his loyal service to the bottle shop. As for the beer, a nice oaky orange body with sticky head. Spicy and malty nose, very De Molen. Sweet and malty with a sharp finish. More alcy in the back. Interesting Saison...
JorisPPattyn (9390) - Ursel, BELGIUM - AUG 15, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours as if verging to ropeyness; nearly no head over fully muddy orange beer. Slight but unmistakable spicy & malty nose, alcohol, acetone. Shiney estery flavour, solvent, fusels & alcohol. Banana, as if fried in alcoholic sauce; orangezeste. Alcohol heightening the fruity sweetness. Thick, oily, viscous, alcoholwarming. MF is under real ropey, but signs are there. Will be excellent in 5 years. Menno - one thing, please? 10.5%, for chrissakes, anything BUT calling it "Saison" - please!?